Ubisoft has posted its latest financial figures for the first half of its 2017-18 fiscal year, and things are looking incredibly bright for the company thanks to Assassin’s Creed Origins.
The publisher estimates that within the first ten days of sale, Assassin’s Creed Origins sold double that of Syndicate in the same time frame. Following hot on the heels of Unity’s disastrous launch, it’s expected that Syndicate sold lower numbers due to players feeling burned out and not trusting Ubisoft. Origins seems to have gained a ton of good will back for the company as it’s being hailed as one of the best Assassin’s Creed games to ever release, with completely revamped combat and mission structures. Hopefully this positive statistic means that Ubisoft won’t return to its annual release schedule of the series in an effort to further improve Assassin’s Creed games.
Ubisoft also revealed that just under of half of its revenue comes from digital sales. The sales of full digital games were up 57% from last year for the company, and sales of digital add-ons were up 83%. Digital distribution methods have become much more popular in recent years, but these numbers are still impressive. These also indicate why Ubisoft is shifting some focus onto ‘Games as a Service’ titles that people can play for years on end with the proper support.
You can read our review of Assassin’s Creed Origins here.
Source: Game Informer